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think we can watch and see what happens in the state of washington, for instance, around seattle, and let the american government and let the american people does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs were decriminalized in portugal ten years ago and the use of drugs has done gown dramatically and nobody put in prison. a few places around the world is good to experiment with and a few states in america are good to take the initiative and try something out. that's the way our country's developed over the last 200 year, by a few states being experiment stations. on that basis i'm in favor of it. >> making news there. also sat down with cnn founder ted turner and richard branson, we had a discussion on clean energy. we'll be rolling out the interviews and "cnn newsroom" in the days to come. tomorrow my interview with richard branson where he enters the political fray. >> i think if the republican party could change so that you know they were fiscally astute but really cared about the individual they cared as much about the gay person living in america, as the single mother, a
retailers that have closed down. >> based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-90s to sell books online and forears made no profit, but it soon became clear that the founder and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though he declined our request for an interview, he recently told fortune magazine -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. we like tofia find, is there someone out there doing some element better than we, and if so, how do we improve? >> while that may be good news for millions of consumers who enjoy amazon's low prices, it is daunting for many businesses. even those that call amazon a partner. >> it's a wolf in sheep's clothing, is probably a better way to describe it. >> this woman is a retail analyst at forests research, and she said amazon has a pattern. find a company with a good pro
, there are already rumors now that amazon is setting up shop in seattle. so unconfirmed but lots of folks saying they're looking to make that move. what they are doing, amazon has the amazon locker. so if you're going to staples or radio shack, you might start seeing these giant lockers that say amazon locker. it allows people if they get something at home at amazon, they can pick it up, they get a confirmation e-mail, a number they type in and they'll get their object there. we're seeing that happen quite a bit. google just yesterday, they bought amazon's competitor, so you know, it's called bufferbot. and they bought this company, and they're looking to delve into this online/offline e-commerce base. >> are we going to be seeing more online stores going offline? is it that people want to try on things, hold things? because sometimes when i buy things online, then i have to return them which makes it a whole new step. if i can try something on, i'll know right away, for example. >> sure, that's why i think the lines blur. they'll send you five glasses so you pick out a line, and you can try them on
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